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Leaf Skeletons and Winged Seeds Workshop Botanical Art Workshop with John Pastoriza-Piñol

    In this three-day workshop, highly regarded botanical artist and teacher John Pastoriza-Piñol will teach techniques for drawing and painting leaf ...

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Berries, Beetles, Butterflies and Bees: Homage to the Work of Jan Van Kessel Botanical Art Workshop with Dianne Emery

  Friends' tutor Dianne Emery will teach techniques for drawing and painting a variety of insect, plant and animal life, inspired ...

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Character of the Blossom, wildflowers of Tasmania by Margaret Hope 1848-1934

The Allport collection recently acquired Margaret Anderson Hope's  folder of 36 watercolours, "Wildflowers of Tasmania". The c1880 work was intended for ...

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Composition : the design guide for botanical artists by Rita Parkinson and Dolores Sk-Maloni

 Illustrated by two BASA members, this book is a practical guide that looks beyond the technical skills to concentrate on ...

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Congratulations Halina Steele

BASA member Halina Steele recently exhibited with the RHS in Malvern Victoria and was awarded a Gold Medal, Best Botanical Art Exhibit ...

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Biophilia by Christopher Marley

Christopher Marley is a New York-based artist who works with collected specimens and precision design. The clarity of the images ...

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A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and naturalistic colour, by Wendy Hollender

A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and naturalistic colour, by Wendy Hollender

Whilst this is not a new book (pub. 2010) and whilst it is primarily a colour pencil technique book, it ...

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About Us
The Botanical Art Society of Australia (BASA) is a non-profit organisation which aims to foster and promote the development of botanical art nationwide and to bring together people who have a love of plants and of the botanical art form. Read More…



16-20 March Melbourne venue

27 July -8 August Sydney venue

Request for images from members planning to exhibit in the 2016 Sydney exhibition

We need your fabulous artwork images to promote the 2016 Sydney exhibition. If interested, please send 3-4 images to Sandra L’Anson ( president) by the end of January 2016

Images should be Jpeg format, small is fine for initial selection, but no less than 300dpi, images should be of works you plan to enter in the exhibition

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The Botanical Art Society of Australia, Inc.
PO Box 262
Lavington NSW 2641
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